Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/21

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Subject: [Leica] Film Scanner Suggestion
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sun Dec 21 19:24:40 2008
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I wanted to do the same thing about a year and a half ago, but, since I am 
going mostly digital, I didn't want to buy expensive gear that I would 
seldom use.  I ended up buying an early Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II for 35mm 
and slides, and used it with VueScan to manage it, and I did fine with film 
and slides back to 1952.

For MF and LF negatives, I am using an early Epson Perfection 2450 flatbed, 
and it handles 4x5 and split 5x7 negs ok.

You can spend a lot, and get much more modern gear, but, since old negatives 
are seldom perfect, the "oldies" were the preferred route for me.  YMMV ;-)

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
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Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 9:03 PM
Subject: [Leica] Film Scanner Suggestion

> I'm interesting in purchasing a film scanner. I've looked at the Nikons 
> and they get good reviews but my knowledge of film scanners is limited. 
> I'm interested in a good one to begin digitizing my over 20 years of 
> negatives and slides. While the Coolscan 5000 is not out of my price 
> range, I'm wondering about other scanners that LUGGERS have used and are 
> still using.
> Thanks,
> Robert Clark
> Lancaster, PA
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